car·​bo·​nara | \ ˌkär-bə-ˈnär-ə How to pronounce carbonara (audio) \

Definition of carbonara

: a dish of hot pasta into which other ingredients (such as eggs, bacon or ham, and grated cheese) have been mixed often used as a postpositive modifier spaghetti carbonara

Examples of carbonara in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But trying Nora with the carbonara at Forza Storico was an equally sublime experience. Bob Townsend, ajc, 16 Oct. 2019 Then the 4x100 relay team also won, eliciting whispers about what exactly is in their carbonara. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Aug. 2021 This isn’t a unique thought: Here’s a carbonara with peas and almonds, and another with chorizo. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2021 Yet, in the video above, Agazzi shows how to make a true carbonara using egg yolk, pecorino Romana, Parmigiano Reggiano and guanciale, which is cured pork jowl. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 1 Mar. 2021 Bayone has been trying out some of the new dishes, such as a carbonara made with tteok-bokki (rice cakes) instead of pasta, on’s to-go menu to see how regular customers like them. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Feb. 2021 The platform, called airKitchen LIVE, currently offers 70+ online private cooking classes for interested pupils to choose from ranging from a carbonara cooking class from an Italian chef to how to make vegan ramen and gyoza, a Japanese dumpling. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 20 May 2020 And also: clearly this woman has never tasted my mom’s carbonara. Katie Musgrave,, 20 May 2020 Two of my favorite recipes include the Latin-style smothered pork chops and the creamy carbonara pasta. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of carbonara

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carbonara

Italian dialect (alla) carbonara, literally, in the manner of a charcoal maker

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“Carbonara.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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